ORNL story tips: For the birds, fresh twist on heat, upcycling plastics and probing for COVID particles
- Bioenergy Technologies Office, Basic Energy Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing Office, Biological and Environmental Research, Office of Science, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
A new study suggests that having crop insurance may have discouraged Indiana farmers’ use of cover crops to promote soil health, although the results also suggest that the statistically significant effect is small. The findings could help researchers understand more about the unintended consequences of providing subsidies for crop insurance and encouraging more participation in the program.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
New research looks at how a climate extreme intensifies tensions between ocean life and people, and what can be done about it. The study was recently published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. Researchers show that many strategies are insufficient during prolonged, anomalous warm water events called marine heatwaves. Instead, they recommend combining several approaches, including improved forecast systems, technological innovations, and understanding human behavior.
- Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences
The 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress brought together over 3,100 participants from varied sectors in a 4-day virtual event to explore the role of agricultural biodiversity in transforming our food systems.
In the first population-based study of its kind, researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine published a study online today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that suggests men between 20 and 65 years of age with no prior history of CVD but who use ENDS daily are more than twice (2.4 times) as likely as men who have never used ENDS to report erectile dysfunction.
- American Journal of Preventive Medicine
- New York State Health Department
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is calling on the Government to put animal welfare at the heart of plans to approve new breeding technologies in farming and food production, in a new report ‘Genome editing and farmed animal breeding: social and ethical issues’, published today.